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Custom Orthotics in Downtown Toronto

person walking with foot painLike the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.

Custom orthotics from Dr. Michael Berenstein help reduce pain and discomfort by restoring the normal balance and alignment of your body and gently correcting foot abnormalities.

Who Can Benefit?

Here are some conditions for which orthotics are prescribed:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis

What to Expect

If you’re coming in for a foot complaint and potentially orthotics, please bring the footwear you commonly wear and any previous pairs of orthotics that you’re currently wearing or have worn in the past.

The First Appointment

Please allow an hour for this visit. Dr. Berensteinwill find out what your complaint is and provide an examination of the feet up. Often, it’s the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and maybe the spine.

The next step is casting the foot for the orthotic, which involves a 3D laser casting or picture of the foot. Dr. Berenstein sends that, along with the clinical information, to the Footmaxx lab, where they design the orthotic that we have chosen for you. The turnaround time is two to three weeks.

The Second Appointment

As soon as the orthotics are delivered to the office, we will have you come in. No appointment is needed. You can come in, pick up the orthotics, and start wearing them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to wear orthotics long term?

It depends. Some people wear them to address a short-term injury, while others find there’s long-term value in wearing them.

How long will they last?

Like any footwear, orthotics will wear out over time, but for some people, the orthotics may last a few years and others longer. Dr. Berenstein will reassess people when the time is right to see what has changed and what needs to be different on the next pair of orthotics.

Are orthotics usually covered by insurance?

Insurance plans typically cover custom orthotics, but every plan is slightly different.

Book an Appointment

If you think you could benefit from custom orthotics, contact Dr. B. today to schedule an appointment.


Custom Orthotics Downtown Toronto, Yorkville, The Annex ON | (416) 639-6234